The Longest Straw

The Longest Straw

In the feature-length film The Longest Straw, director Samantha Bode and crew will spend seventy days backpacking the 338 mile path of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, including the Mono Extension.As they trek, they will speak with historians, community leaders and residents of Los Angeles, the Owens Valley and Mono Basin to gain a deeper understanding of the effects of water importation on ecology, economy, and society, as well as the future of local water sources for Los Angeles. The Longest Straw is a film which draws a connection between the water that supports a city and that water's source. California is currently suffering the worst drought the state has seen since record-keeping began over a century ago. Los Angeles is one of the top cities in America for water conservation, yet statewide outdoor watering restrictions and two declarations of drought emergency by Governor Brown go unnoticed by many Angelenos. Swimming pools are brimming, driveways are power washed, and automobiles sparkle in the Southern California sun while 28 communities in the state are at risk of going dry, and three of its largest reservoirs are only at 30 percent capacity. The Longest Straw aims to heighten Angelenos' awareness that the water sources they draw from are shared by various communities throughout the state of California and beyond, and the only way to a sustainable water future is through more local water sources.

Running Time
1 hours 27 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
History, Adventure, Documentary
Director
Samantha Bode
Writer
Angela Jorgensen, Samantha Bode
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about history «The Longest Straw» (16)

Keith P. avatar
Keith P.

I'm sure as hell glad I saw this movie! Definitely surprised me!

Adam avatar
Adam

Great movie with great actors.

Carolyn Adams avatar
Carolyn Adams

10 out of 10, an incredible movie! Honestly, incredible film, do yourself a favour and see it as soon as it comes out.

Melissa avatar
Melissa

Do I need to say more This movie has excellent writing, and acting. I stayed up To finish his movie even though I had to be up at 4 in the morning...

Kathleen avatar
Kathleen

A movie of the highest order! Directed by Samantha Bode has outdone himself. This is seriously his best film to date.

William Howell avatar
William Howell

One of my top 5 movies of all time. Loved it.

Kyle Keller avatar
Kyle Keller

I loved this movie. Well written and great actors!

Albert H. avatar
Albert H.

Hoo-wee! Where to start! Well written and directed, good actors choice.

Aaron Jordan avatar
Aaron Jordan

Very good movie with great scenes. Would strongly recommend watching this

Adam avatar
Adam

My husband and I love this movie just as much as our kid.

Benjamin Adams avatar
Benjamin Adams

I was extremely excited to see this movie, because I am starting to get into Angela Jorgensen.

Hannah avatar
Hannah

An absolute must see for everyone, and I'm positive that I’ll never see another movie better than this, and this will stay at #1 on my list forever.